Overcoming the damage of bullying, part 2
Written by Vega Sims Posted in Beat bullying
A week has passed since I’ve written part 1 of this article, and I’m hoping that you’ve been diligent in doing the exercise and that you have now taken the first step to recovery. The whole point of this exercise is for you to realise that you are worthy, have value and that the bullying was not your fault.
It is human nature to re-live your past on a daily basis. We all fuss about things, such as an argument we’ve had with a family member in the morning, using the rest of the day to think of what you could’ve said and feeling a sense of anger. In essence you continue to have that argument over and over again in your head – something that is very crippling because it can have a negative effect on your work and other relationships.
You can’t change what happened to you, but you can change what you do today and you can decide that these people will not hurt you anymore. Take every day as a new chance and a new opportunity to live a great life. Free yourself from the anger, hurt and pain let it go, just let it go.
One way of moving on, is to talk to someone and getting it out in the open. If you’re uncomfortable talking about it, then write a song, poem or letter. Whichever way you feel comfortable, just make sure that you share this with someone because you don’t have to carry this burden on your own.
About the Author
Vega is TCHC and this programme's Marketing Manager. She looks after the website, creates all the graphics and writes for the advice blog.
She's got a Marketing and Communications post graduate degree from the University of Pretoria with extensive amount of marketing experience, she owned a business and sings in a rock band.
Favourite quote: "...even if we don't have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from here." ― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower